monday odds and ends

ok, so I left you all hanging yesterday by telling you we went to a gender reveal party that we guessed BOY for.  We were wrong.  Cort’s brother and his wife are having a baby GIRL!  Lilliana Marie.  She is due in November at Thanksgiving.  The first girl on the Sluiter side after four boys.

Yeah, Cort’s mom is pretty excited.

Speaking of baby girls, my brother and his wife are having their second child, a girl named Maria Mae, at the beginning of November.  This will be the first girl on my side of the family after three boys, so MY mom is excited too.

I might be bursting about throwing TWO girly baby showers.



Because I am still feeling random, and because this weekend was so busy, I was of COURSE playing on pinterest and looking at pictures.

Because how else do you avoid being productive?

Here…look what I found in the “vintage eddie” files:

Daddy and Eddie: fall 2009

Eddie was in the saucer by 4 months. WHAT?

Eddie was eating rice cereal at 4 months. we may skip this altogether with Charlie.


These pictures made me all “OH!  A boy and his daddy!”  So I took these pictures:

we call this: Pig Pile Daddy

oh my heart.


Ok before I sign off, I have ANOTHER giveaway going on!  This one is to Papersalt. Enter NOW!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. My kids never ever jump on me and call it “Pig Pile Daddy”! I would totally disown them!
    Congratulations to your Family on the soon to be granddaughters.


  2. The pictures made me go awwwwww. What is it about father and son pictures?

  3. Oh you are going to LOVE spoiling little girls. The clothes are addicting.

    Oh & we skipped rice cereal & oatmeal and went straight into sweet potatoes at 4 months with Hannah & she did great.

    • I have heard of others skipping the cereal stage too…just empty calories from what I understand. Plus who wants to start the gross diapers early? NOT ME!

  4. Congrats on the little girls! My son had the same outfits in the first 2 pictures you posted!

  5. Oh my goodness. That picture of your husband and Charlie is adorable! We also started bananas and sweet potatoes at 5 1/2 months.

    • Yup, I think we are going to wait until 5.5 or 6 months and just do sweet taters and bananas too. Rice cereal is just another “thing” and it’s not even really necessary. And clearly the boy does NOT need the empty calories!

  6. It will be such fun to shop and spoil little girls!